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Case No. 19-1287

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Shawn Timothy Lee
v.
State of Iowa

Appellant

Shawn Timothy Lee

Appellee

State of Iowa

Attorneys for Appellant

Gregory F. Geiner

Attorneys for Appellee

Thomas E. Bakke, Assistant Attorney General

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
19-1287
Date Published:
Oct 07, 2020
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Coleman McAllister, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Doyle, P.J., and Mullins and Greer, JJ.  Opinion by Doyle, P.J.  (9 pages)

            In this postconviction-relief (PCR) appeal, Shawn Lee contends his trial counsel and PCR counsel were ineffective.  OPINION HOLDS: After a de novo review, we find no merit to Lee’s arguments against his trial counsel.  Because the record is inadequate to allow us to decide whether PCR counsel breached a duty and whether prejudice resulted, we cannot resolve this new claim on appeal. We affirm the PCR court’s order denying Lee relief.  

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